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Welcome to Wakatere!

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Wakatere is a family sailing club on the shores of Narrow Neck Beach, Devonport. As a volunteer run organisation we work hard to ensure sailing is well supported. 

We sail a range of dinghy classes and windfoilers with regular club racing, junior coaching and entry-level learn to sail courses for all ages with an emphasis on fun and adventure. 

Get Behind the Opti Nats 2023

How it will work -  TEAMS, TEAMS, TEAMS  We have developed a framework to work from, splitting the tasks into teams. This will require a leader for each of our Opti Nats TEAMS with a job list toRead more

Winter Series for Visitors

Good news for those knocking at the door- Wakatere has opened the Wakatere Senior Class Winter Series to visitors (non members) for TWO DATES this winter. VISITOR DATES   Sunday July 24thSundayRead more

Lend a Hand at Wakatere

As a volunteer-run club, we are always on the lookout for more help, and you don't have to be a club member or sailor to get involved.  Here are some of the ways you can help, pick one and get inRead more

Wear Some WOW

Ladies and gals, head to the club clothing shop and order from the WOMEN ON WATER clothing range.   WOW design options:   t-shirt (V neck)t-shirt (round neck)long sleeve quick dryRead more


Prize-giving wrapped up the club programme for the year on Friday 10th June with a great turnout on a winter's evening. Medals & trophies were awarded for Club races; with input from member nominatioRead more

AGM - All Welcome

Please note that the Wakatere Boating Club Annual General Meeting will be taking place on Tuesday 28th June 2022 at 7.00pm.  Flag officer reports will be presented and the official positions ofRead more

Sign up for First Aid

The importance of our Health and Safety programme overall and specifically the need to have qualified First Aid trained Wakatere club members has been demonstrated repeatedly, most recently at the OpRead more

Intergalactic Crew T

This one’s for all the Ps, wherever you’re from 👽 Make a purchase at the Wakatere Clothing Stop.  Open 24hrs and delivered to your door. Shop online from whatever planet you’re on. ClickRead more


Due to the weather forecast, this event has been postponed for a week and will now be held at Akarana.  NEW DATE, TIME, VENUE  Sunday 19th June Launch RHIBS from Akarana at earlier time of 1pmRead more

Opti Nats Sesh 12th June

As the host club, now is the time for Wakatere to start working towards the 2023 NZ OPTIMIST NATIONALS.  We want to offer a superb regatta experience or all sailors and visitors which will takeRead more

WOW 12th June

WOW stands for Women on Water and you can add Wakatere to that. Read more

Highlight of the Season

Join your sailing group, family and friends at Wakatere Boating Club next Friday 10th June to celebrate the highlights of the 2021/2022 season at club PRIZE-GIVING. This is an opportunity to share Read more

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